Turning Pro: How To Turn Pro In Your Writing Career

The easiest way to begin turning pro is by showing up every day, even when you don’t feel inspired.

Chapter 1: Amateurs and Professionals

I’m going to tell you something that might seem controversial:

There is no such thing as an amateur.

In fact, the whole concept of “amateur” is a fraud perpetrated by professionals who want to feel superior to those who don’t make their living from the field they’ve chosen. In other words, there are only two types of people in this world…professionals and hacks!

Now I know what you’re thinking: What about hobbies? What if I play golf once a month or take photographs just for fun? That’s great!

We all need hobbies and interests outside our chosen professions.

But when it comes down to it, every single person has one—and only one—life purpose on this earth: To turn pro at something that matters to us deeply enough so that we will never stop learning how best we can serve others through it.

Chapter 2: Resistance

Resistance is a force of nature. It’s not just a force of human nature, but it’s also a force that is beyond human control.

Resistance can be both positive and negative for your creative work. Resistance may prevent you from getting the job done, but it could also be what keeps you going once you’ve made up your mind to finish something.

Chapter 3: The Professional Attitude

The professional attitude is one of service.

It’s the attitude of a person who wakes each morning and says, “I am going to be useful today.

I am going to make someone’s life easier, more productive or more pleasant than it would have been without me. I am going to do my job so well that no one even notices that I am there because everything just runs so smoothly and effortlessly in my presence.”

Professional does not do good work in order to get recognition or awards; they do their work because they love what they do and want it done right.

They are grateful for the opportunity they have been given by their employer or client—no matter how small or large that opportunity may seem—and commit themselves wholly with focus, persistence, and discipline

Chapter 4: Turning Pro: A Practical Guide

This chapter is all about professional attitude. It’s important to understand that it’s not enough to simply have a great relationship with your mentor; you must maintain that relationship by doing what he or she tells you and by keeping up with any assignments or tasks they give you.

As Pressfield explains in the book, turning pro isn’t just about being willing to put in more hours than everyone else—it also means being willing to do things that no one else wants to do (like asking for help when needed).

In order for someone else in your circle of influence to believe in you and support your growth as a writer, he needs proof: “I’m serious about this.” And how does one prove seriousness? By showing up every day at the same time and completing whatever tasks have been assigned.

The easiest way to begin turning pro is by showing up every day, even when you don’t feel inspired.

The easiest way to begin turning pro is by showing up every day, even when you don’t feel inspired. That’s because the process of turning pro isn’t so much a matter of inspiration as it is one of discipline and habit-building.

It doesn’t require genius; it requires work—hard work at that—and that’s why it’s such an important part of the creative process.

If you want to be a professional writer, your only hope is to start showing up every day like clockwork and keep on writing no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen).

You’ll have good days and bad days; sometimes you’ll feel like your best work has already been done, while other times you’ll write something so beautiful that it makes your heart ache with its perfection.

But none of this matters unless you’re willing to show up no matter what life dishes out at any given moment—especially when things get hard or inconvenient or downright boring!

The book is a good resource for anyone who needs motivation or inspiration to start their own business.

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